Dehydrating Canned and Frozen Food for Backcountry Meals

Dehydrating Canned and Frozen Food for Backcountry Meals

By Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD Is there anything more exciting than preparing for a trip to the mountains?  I’d argue the mere potential of seeing wildlife and stepping foot in few places that others have wondered is reason enough to keep me coming back for more.  In the same breath, I’d say there’s very little that produces as much anxiousness...

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Protein, Fats, and DIY Backcountry Meals, Oh My!

Protein, Fats, and DIY Backcountry Meals, Oh My!

By Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD What’s the first reply you’d come up with if someone asked what your main goal is in preparing food for the backcountry? My guess is you wouldn’t say “Ehhh, I don’t give it much thought. I’m just out there to survive”. A person could theoretically throw some rice, a few packets of seasoning, and a...

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Carbohydrates and DIY Backcountry Meals

Carbohydrates and DIY Backcountry Meals

By Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD We’ve looked at the overall benefits of dehydrating your own meals to take in the backcountry.  The question that we usually want to be answered next is “what do I take?”. Most meals are built on three main components: carbohydrates, proteins, and fat.  While each serves their own purpose, we’ll start with carbohydrates as it...

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Benefits of DIY Backcountry Meals and Nutrition Performance

Benefits of DIY Backcountry Meals and Nutrition Performance

By Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD Packaged food has gotten a bad reputation as of late; however, I’d be the first guy to admit that shoveling in a Mountain House after a tough hike tastes like a gourmet meal. I’m talking gourmet as in a five-star restaurant where your name has to be on ‘the list’ for months before you can...

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Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part Two

Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part Two

by Rachel Patrick, RDN, LD Live to eat or eat to live? Whether you find yourself in a survival situation or just want to try a few backcountry delicacies, expand your outdoor knowledge with this guide exploring some foods that can be foraged, nutrition information, and preparation ideas. If you missed the previous part of this guide about wild edibles,...

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Healthy Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Hummus Recipe

This ultralight chocolate hummus recipe is absolutely divine and believe it or not, a healthy snack option! Healthy protein for muscle recovery: The garbanzo beans and nut butter provide great sources of vegan protein. Keep in mind that protein consumed post exercise is important for muscle recovery. It is recommended that 20-30 grams of protein be consumed within two hours...

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